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EVE Online Client Source Leak

Slashdot has a story reporting the source code for the EVE Online client has been leaked and is available on the Internet. While this sounds like a potential disaster for the science fiction MMORPG, GamesIndustry.biz has a reaction from developer CCP, reassuring customers that this does not represent a security problem:

"CCP is aware that an individual claims to have access to the source code of the EVE client. This access is not a security risk to CCP in any way," stated the developer.

"Access to the source code for the EVE client exposes no security vulnerabilities, has no privacy protection issues, and poses no threat to our customers' billing information.

"The server-side interface used by the client is carefully protected to ensure that no abusive or unwanted information is transmitted to, or from the internal EVE server systems. Nothing the EVE client can do can affect the game state, no advantage can be gained by manipulating the EVE client, no advantageous or disadvantageous information can be transmitted to other EVE users by altering the EVE client," added the company.

Although the company has acknowledged the theft of the game source code, it would not disclose any information on how the code had been accessed.

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13. Re: No subject Apr 15, 2008, 19:04 Frijoles
 
I wonder what would happen if someone physically robbed Blizzard and stole the server side app and code for World of Warcrap etc, would they need to shut down the whole thing?

Um.. no? There are pirate servers already. Even if those servers played flawlessly, I'm sure several million of us will still play on the official servers. They get patches and content.

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